Monday, January 2, 2017

Alphadello: X is for Xenops

A very extraordinary and not inelegant little creature, having a bill totally different from any other bird...Inhabits Brazil, but is rare.

The text is from the book Zoological Illustrations : Or Original Figures and Descriptions of New, Rare, or Interesting Animals, by William Swainson (1821). Click here to read the book online, or download it free, from the Internet Archive.

Posted yesterday in the ABC of Birds on Alphadello.